I finally pieced together what Damain has been doing in the sewers. We first see him in the sewers in Batman & Robin #9 searching for something in the sewers. At first, I thought he was looking for clues of his father’s whereabouts during the Court of Owls arc. I thought that was kind of sweet. But that hypothesis was proven incorrect when we see him in the sewers again in issue #13.
Then I saw issue #14 and I was so freaking confused where the hell he got that pearl from. Until I finally figured it out! I don’t know if anyone else figured it out before me, but it totally broke my heart when I realized it.
All that time searching and making a rat friend, he was looking for his grandmother’s lost pearls.
(Source: somethingcomics-old, via tights-and-capes)
I always wanted - expected - to grow up and become him. And the hero bit, I’m still all in. But that thing inside of him, the thing that drives him to sacrifice everything for the sake of his mission, that’s not me. I don’t want to be the Batman anymore.
(Source: hardisons, via jncera)